Summer Watering 101

July 15, 2016

It's hot. Is your lawn looking not-so-hot?

Watering frequently may seem like the best way to perk up your grass during warm weather, but beware! Over watering (every day or two) can encourage shallow rooting, fungus diseases, nutrient run off, and mosquitos.

What is the PRFCT amount? It varies by soil type, amount of sun, and amount of water per minute you are applying. PRFCT watering is seldom and deep to encourage roots to grow down below the hot, dry surface.

Rule of thumb for well-established lawns: Wet the soil 6" down, then allow to dry 4-6" down before watering again. How to tell? Dig a hole or use a soil moisture meter.